MN GIS/LIS Conference Highlights
The 18th Annual Conference and Workshop of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium will be held October 1 through 3, 2008 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 1, with the conference following on Thursday and Friday.
A combination of half-day and full-day workshops will be offered on Wednesday. Workshop participants can select from a variety of topics, ranging from general introductory issues to specialized technical challenges. Complete workshop information will be included in the conference registration materials to be mailed in July.
The conference will begin with a plenary session Thursday morning, followed by concurrent sessions and an awards lunch. Thursday afternoon will bring more concurrent sessions, followed by the poster session and exhibitors' reception. Friday morning begins with concurrent sessions, and includes a closing plenary speaker at lunch.
Copies of the printed proceedings, including session abstracts, will be distributed to conference registrants. Abstracts will also be published on the Consortium's website after the conference.
The vendor exhibit hall will showcase the latest GIS-related hardware and software, GIS products and services. The exhibit hall will be open Thursday and Friday.
Conference registration includes admission to the Exhibitors' Reception on Thursday evening. This event is sponsored by the conference exhibitors and provides time to visit with them over Hors d' oeuvres and refreshments. A cash bar will also be available.
Registration information and workshop descriptions will be mailed in July. Conference registration includes lunches, evening receptions and all refreshment breaks.